Ancient Maya believed the Yucatán cenotes were sacred portals to the underworld. Now, a massive train project called Tren Maya is causing concern.

The train, championed by Mexican President Amlo, is meant to boost tourism and development in the jungle but faces criticism for environmental damage.

Deforestation along the route harms species and pollutes pristine waters in underground caves. The project’s cost has tripled the budget, and activists fear the train tracks could collapse, threatening the unique ecosystems.

While some support the economic benefits, others, like Maya farmers, suffer from land loss and environmental impact.

President Amlo sees the train as vital for Mexico’s development, but critics worry about its impact on the region’s hidden treasures. Source: BBC.

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